In addition to Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Freddie Gray and countless other young black men who fell victim to fatal police brutality, Chicago native Sandra Bland is now yet another name added to the growing list…..when does it end? And who holds law enforcement accountable when those paid to “protect and serve” instead decide to “kill and justify?”

These are the questions that millions of us in the Black community are demanding answers to in light of the recent death of 28-year-old Sandra Bland, who authorities claim “committed suicide” in her jail cell following an unnecessary and forceful arrest by Texas police officers for a routine traffic violation. Sandra’s family immediately called foul on the claims of suicide and an investigation into her death has since been launched, with mounting public support putting much-needed pressure on authorities to see to it that the truth comes to light.

In the biggest show of support for the Bland family, the #IfIDieInPoliceCustody hashtag took over Twitter earlier this week, spawning sentiments from people expressing the truths that they’d want their family and friends to know despite what story cops may try to tell should they suddenly lose their lives while in police custody.

Chilling proclamations continued under the hashtag throughout the day, as more and more disturbing facts surrounding the death of Sandra Bland began to surface.

The death of Sandra Bland is now being treated as a murder, according to CNN reports.

The thought of anyone having to prepare their families and friends with the truths about what really happened in the event of their untimely death at the hands of police is heartbreaking, but unfortunately, this type of preliminary preparation is also becoming more of a necessity by the hour.

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